After the collapse of the A321, the sales of tours abroad in St. Petersburg reduced more than in other cities of Russia
In St. Petersburg, a decline in sales of tours abroad after the collapse of the A321 in Egypt felt more than in other cities of Russia, the executive director of Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze reported.
"This tragedy has touched so many residents of the city whose relatives, friends, acquaintances, friends of friends were killed. Therefore, there decline in sales is more on all destinations and is no tendency to improve the situation. Moreover, the mourning in the town has been extended until November 4," she said.
Earlier it was reported that the plane crash resulted in a sharp deceleration of sales of tours not only to Egypt but also to all other foreign destinations. Russian Tourism Agency received many calls from those who want to abandon the paid tours to Egypt. And not only by tour operator Brisco, but also from other tour operators. Russian Tourism Union said that the sales of tours to all destinations, not only to Egypt, almost stopped because of the fear of flying. Those tourists who do decide to travel, interested mostly in safety of flights.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.